Serbian TV reporting based on attitude of authorities

Source/Author: N1 Belgrade

BELGRADE, 29.11.2018. – Serbian TV reports on the European Union, United States and Russia are mainly shallow and not analytical and is based on the current attitude of the authorities, the Bureau for Social Research (BIRODI) said in a report published on Tuesday.

BIRODI’s report covered TV stations with national frequencies and the N1 cable station, analyzing 3,013 reports between August 1 and October 31.

Most reports on those topics were on TV Pink, TV Hepo and the state TV RTS, Birodi’s Zoran Gavrilovic said adding that journalists were more analytical in reporting on the EU and US than on Russia with President Aleksandar Vucic featured in every sixth report.

Gavrilovic said the most positive reporting on Russia was by N1 TV while other stations based their reports on Russia, the US and EU on the attitude of the authorities.

He said reporting on European integration processes was shallow, weak and with a minimum presence and has been marginalized by relations between Serbia and Kosovo.